Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 62

Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lal to book an appointment.

Dr. Lal

Pankaj Lal M.d. PC

818 W Diamond Ave Ste 240 Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Lal is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals

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Experience
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Dr. Lal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Murmur
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Heart Murmur more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal performs Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lal performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Wheezing more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lal's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tinnitus
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Vertigo
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(301) 569-7135

Dr. Lal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Southern Health PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Lal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lal

4.5

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
(36)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
2 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
1 Star
9.523809523809524%
(4)
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What went well
  • Office environment (38)
  • Staff friendliness (37)
  • Appointment scheduling (36)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
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Dr said that he had seen mass around my heart and had me run test. The results came back fine and when I asked about the mass he said it was nothing and then proceeded to tell me to find a new primary. I was also charged for all the testing (almost $400 out of pocket). All said and done felt like it was just to get some money and then send me to someone else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 06, 2021
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Visit has taken longer time than expected , some scheduled test were not done on time. making multiple visit. Not providing enough report and assessment details, not worth of money they are charging for. I won't recommend this place for others.
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jan 28, 2021
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Excellent visit. After seeing 2 other cardiologists, I decise to try the one my husband uses. As with my husbands visit, the Sr and his staff were very caring and thorough. He even told me that he likes the new pcp I booked for my husband and that I made a good choice. I feel that I am in competant caring hands now.
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Feb 28, 2020
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Felt completely ripped off with this doctor. Two tests that were overly expensive, then told by another cardiologist that they were useless and didn't give the answers needed.
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Lloyd – Jan 13, 2020
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INAPPROPRIATE
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Aug 05, 2017
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Extremely cordial and efficient service. Scheduling is a breeze and it is very easy to communicate with Dr. Lal. He is very thorough and very informative. The staff are also top notch and are great at what they do.
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Washington, DC – Mar 24, 2017
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Took my stress, treadmill and echo test on a perfectly healthy heart based on nothing. Nothing came out and the tests done were totally unnecessary. I ended up paying a hefty bill. The one star is for ripping you off even if you are perfectly healthy and paying for expensive tests. Please beware and i hope this review make you think twice before going to him.
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NoIwillnot in Washington, DC – Oct 25, 2016
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Dr. Lal was a pleasant surprise in this day and age of impersonal medicine. He was very proactive, and very encouraging. I would go to him anyday without a moment's doubt.
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Bethesda, MD – Aug 13, 2016
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Dr. Lal serves with the heart of Heavenly substance. He is kind, humble and a great listener. He has a most impeccable bedside manner and is always willing to comfort those who are not in the best of health. He thinks of the whole person and puts himself in their place. He and his staff are so welcoming and Dr. Lal makes you feel as though his practice is his home. He never overwhelms an already challenging situation with medical promises or unethical behavior. He is just THE BEST...and MY HERO!
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Mrs. Valentine in Germantown, MD – Apr 13, 2016
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honest, professional and truly friendly make me feel like a family
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oscar sanchez in Germantown, MD – Feb 04, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Caring for your heart from our heart

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1990
Mt Sinai Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Laguardia Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Englewood Hospital And Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lal has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lal's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lal frequently treats Heart Murmur, Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, and Wheezing. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lal treats.

Where is Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD's office located?

Dr. Lal's office is located at 818 W Diamond Ave Ste 240, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD speak?

Dr. Lal speaks Spanish, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Practice

Pankaj Lal M.d. PC818 W Diamond Ave Ste 240 Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lal is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Washington, DC

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)